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archaeometry Line breaks: archae|om¦etry
Pronunciation: /ˌɑːkɪˈɒmətri/

Definition of archaeometry in English:


[mass noun]
The application of scientific techniques to the dating of archaeological remains.
Example sentences
  • The seminar covers general aspects of archaeometry, given by invited speakers and students.
  • This site is designed to be used as a resource for the teaching of archaeometry and archaeological science at universities and, in some cases, secondary schools.
  • In its broadest sense, archaeometry represents the interface between archaeology and the natural and physical sciences.


Pronunciation: /ˌɑːkɪəˈmɛtrɪk/
Example sentences
  • The role of ceramics in building chronologies and as signifiers of cultural similarity single this artifact category out as a prime focus for archaeometric research.
  • This is attributable to researchers' lack of archaeometric expertise, insufficient funding, or an overconfidence in the reliability of macroidentifications.
  • In each of these cases, archaeometric analysis was able to determine a specific source location because the sources were narrowly distributed, often to an area as small as a county.
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